Born in Wisconsin, Nicholas spent the first decade of his life there before moving to Montana. For the past ten years, he and his wife Summer, along with their two young children, have called the Flathead Valley home.
During his adolescence, Nicholas’ family provided foster and respite care for several children over the course of four years. That experience helped develop a strong desire to see kids from challenging backgrounds find safe and loving homes.
Nicholas was home schooled for nearly all of his K-12 education, and currently holds a Ministerial Studies Certificate from Global University in Springfield, Missouri. He has spent most of his life involved in church ministry, including worship leader, youth pastor, graphic designer, audio/visual support, and Family Life Group Facilitator. Nicholas strives to live out the message of Colossians 3:23, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord.”
He is a licensed minister and comes to Child Bridge having spent the last 9 years in a church staff position, which included spiritual and administrative oversight of many aspects in church ministry. For the past several years, Nicholas has also volunteered in cross-cultural ministry, serving as the Operations Director and Board Treasurer for Indian Youth Camp, an organization that ministers to Montana’s Native American youth.
Nicholas joined Child Bridge in 2018 as Family Process Coordinator, where he walks alongside families from their initial interest in foster/adoptive care through the journey of licensing with the state or another provider, as well as assisting with Resource Groups. Nicholas’ heart for ministry, combined with his attention to detail, allow him to balance both the relational and administrative responsibilities of the position. He loves helping others succeed in fulfilling the things God calls them to, including the challenges and victories along the way.